Why We Should Ask For A Blessing

Photo by Flickr User Jeff Adair. Used via Creative Commons attribution licensing. Standing in line at the Publix grocery store, the little girl’s hand reached for the Hershey bar. Her mom’s piercing eyes stared down like a laser beam. Her shaking head reminded her not to ask for the chocolaty goodness. The little girl’s head droppedContinue reading “Why We Should Ask For A Blessing”

Christ is the Way, the Truth, and the Life

I am the way, the truth, and the life Filled with wisdom, and the grace of God. The Christ, the Son of the Blessed One I am the Bread of Life, Whoever comes to me will never hunger, And whoever believes in me will never thirst.   I’m from The Holy Spirit, and the powerContinue reading “Christ is the Way, the Truth, and the Life”

Does Science Say Our Brain Needs the Sabbath?

My toddler sons refused to nap while the sun blazed high in the sky. If they didn’t rest, our afternoon would be doomed to explode into cranky tears, tantrums, and excessive whining. After settling them into their beds and reading a story, I would gently close the door. No sooner had the door clicked, IContinue reading “Does Science Say Our Brain Needs the Sabbath?”

7 Tips to Overcome Fear of Sharing Christ

Go into all the world and preach the good news to everyone (Mark 16:15) rings loudly in my conscious.  But really Lord, even the grumpy Wal-Mart clerk? Does the Lord feel pain when I don’t pay attention to His teaching? Does he remember the crucifixion, when I doubt whether the person will listen? I meanContinue reading “7 Tips to Overcome Fear of Sharing Christ”

Hope for the Barren and Dry Life

As a young teen I rebelled against my mother telling me what time to come home.  I waltzed through the door at the last possible minute. In high school I disliked teachers telling me how I needed to solve the math problems.  What difference does it make what method I used if I arrived atContinue reading “Hope for the Barren and Dry Life”

Do What God’s Word Says

But don’t just listen to God’s word. You must do what it says. Otherwise, you are only fooling yourselves. James 1:22 NLT The Pharisees living during Jesus’ life knew God’s word, but they didn’t do what it said.  Unfortunately, they were fooling themselves. Is it possible to go to Sunday school every Sunday, sing inContinue reading “Do What God’s Word Says”

How Do You Prepare For Easter?

When I was young I loved spending time with my grandma baking lemon meringue, chocolate pies, and strawberry jelly cake. My mom tossed marshmallows, whipped cream, and strawberry jello into a decorative bowl.  My young sons would drip multi- colored spots all over the tablecloths while dying eggs. We all shrieked with delight when theyContinue reading “How Do You Prepare For Easter?”

6 Signs of Selfishness

As a second grader Brad ran up the slide at a community playground during a game of tag. He switched direction at the last moment, tripped, and landed hard on his forearm. During the wait at the E.R. his hand curled upward and the doctor explained the swelling cut off the blood flow to theContinue reading “6 Signs of Selfishness”